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Nigeria grants citizenship to 174 foreigners

The Federal Government, Wednesday, granted Nigerian citizenship to 174 foreigners. Briefing journalists after the weekly meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, said a breakdown of the applications submitted included those from 45 foreigners married to Nigerians, and 129 from persons that were born by naturalised Nigerians.

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I didn’t plan to be part of Project Fame – Adetoun Adekoya, season 5 runner-up

The story of Adetoun Adekoya is like a classic music hit. It has all the harmonies, melodies, and groove of an evergreen musical piece . Adetoun is definitely not a new name in the entertainment industry. She made her big break when she emerged 2nd Runner-Up during this year’s MTN Project Fame West Africa (Season 5). Adetoun Adekoya won a brand new Toyota Yaris including a cash prize of N1 million naira. To further unleash her music prowess, she released her waka laden track: Cindarella, which is gradually carving a niche for her in the Nigerian music landscape. In this interview with Showtime, Adetoun opens up on life after project fame, how she handles stardom, and her passion for music…Enjoy!!!

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PDP crisis: Jonathan has no pact with the North — Zwingina

DR. Jonathan Silas Zwingina represented Adamawa South Constituency in the Senate between 1999 and 2007 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  In this interview, he said that the face-off between the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and the rebelling governors within the party, was borne out of the urge by Tukur to fight the culture of impunity practised by some state governors. He also said that President Goodluck Jonathan had no agreement with the North over 2015, adding that the North has never formed a common front in any election. Excerpts:

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Stock market capitalisation records 26.6% growth, hits N11.533trn

•Say it will affect market performance in 2nd half…
The positive sentiment at the Nigerian stock market at the beginning of the year has continued to impact on performance of the market which has recorded a 26 per cent growth in the last eight months. The market indicators, which are the barometer of the health of the financial market, as at the end of third quarter of 2013 showed that share prices of most of the companies listed in the exchange have risen by 26.6 per cent.

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